Domingo Raul Ramirez

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Above Images: Ramirez, circa 2004

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 5, 2004 from Cave Junction, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 20, 1982
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'10, 135 - 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ramirez has a large dark-colored scar on his lower abdomen and a scar on his right knee. His left ear is pierced. He has a half-inch brown-colored birthmark in the middle of his outer forearm. Ramirez may have a goatee. His nickname is Mingo and he may use the last names Company and/or Company-Ramirez. He wears a contact lens in one eye.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt, a white or light gray t-shirt, tan pants, black Lug shoes, a silver necklace with silver beads and a silver hoop earring with a silver bead in his left ear.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ramirez was last seen in the early morning hours of June 5, 2004, leaving his residence at the 200 block of Junction Avenue in Cave Junction, Oregon. He was planning to take a day trip to Kelly Lake, which is located in the Siskiyou Wilderness just across the California border.

    Ramirez has never been heard from again. His personal possessions and his cherished dog, a three-year-old brindle-colored pit bull named Kandi, were found a week later in Page Mountain Park. A photograph of the dog is posted below this case summary. Kandi had been shot twice in the head with a .22 caliber gun a few days before she was found, and her leg and paw were also injured. She survived. There was no sign of Ramirez at the scene. His .22 caliber Baretta is missing.

    Ramirez's car, a dark green 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV with the Oregon license plate number VHW-491, disappeared with him. A photograph of the car is posted below this case summary. The vehicle was found in Klamath Falls, Oregon in July 2004. The man driving the vehicle, Juan Miguel Ramon Soto, was arrested.

    Authorities have identified two persons of interest in Ramirez's disappearance. The men, Jose Luis Villegas-Cavada and Joel Brian Rico-Orozco, were both in the Happy Camp, California area at the time Ramirez disappeared, and were driving a white 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with Oregon plates. Photographs of both men and a similar vehicle are posted below this case summary. They are being sought for questioning by police.

    Investigators announced in 2006 that they had located evidence in Ramirez's case in an unspecified foreign country. They believe he may have been kidnapped and murdered and that the crime probably took place in California. Some items relating to his disappearance were found on Native American reservation land in northern California. Ramirez's disappearance remains unsolved.

    Vehicle Kandi
    Left: Ramirez's SUV;
    Right: Ramirez's dog, Kandi

    Car of Interest Person of Interest 1 Person of Interest 2
    Left: Car similar to the one sought;
    Center: Jose Luis Villegas-Cavada;
    Right: Joel Brian Rico-Orozco

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Josephine County Sheriff's Office
    541-474-5123

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    KGW News
    Siskiyou Daily News
    Fox 12 Oregon
    The Child Seek Network
    The Medford Mail Tribune
    Happy Camp News
    America's Most Wanted
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 20, 2009; distinguishing characteristics and clothing/jewelry description updated.

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